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How to restore a virtual machine using InstantData and BackupVault Pro


The BackupVault Pro client allows you to backup entire virtual machines with ease by performing a full system backup. Once completed you can restore the virtual machine ready to start within a hypervisor such as VMware, Hyper-V or Azure.

Initiate Full System Recovery from the Console

    1. Open the Management Console and login with your username and password.
    2. Right click on the name of the backup account you wish to restore and select InstantData, Open.Account actions menu with InstantData selected
    3. Select Full System Recovery and click Launch.                                                                               InstantData restore menu
    4. Enter your encryption key and click Next.                                                                                               InstantData FSR settings
    5. Chose your target of either Local Virtual Disk FilesvSphere, or Azure. If you are unsure, select Local Virtual Disk Files.                                                                                                                                                           InstantData recovery details settings
    6. Select your Disk Type. This depends on your target, but will usually be VHDX (Hyper-V) or VMDK (VMware).
    7. Click Browse to choose a Target Folder and ensure it has enough free disk space.
    8. Click Start to begin the virtual disk restoration.                                                                                     InstantData progress view

Once the virtual disk has restored successfully, you can import this file into your chosen hypervisor.